Schneesturm 'Stella' sorgte für einen Rekordwinter in den USA. Diese Schneemengen nutzte Ski Champion 'Cody LaPlante' aus und machte die Geisterstadt 'Bodie' in Kalifornien kurzerhand zur Skipiste.
By Alastair Macdonald and Philip Blenkinsop BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders endorsed stiff divorce terms for Britain on Saturday and warned Britons to have "no illusions" about swiftly securing a new relationship to keep their access to EU markets. At a Brussels summit marked by unusual harmony among the 27 leaders, there was a flash of the cross-Channel acrimony which some fear could wreck any deal when officials accused London of cynically vetoing some EU spending and demanded it back down or face disrupting the start of talks next month. Meeting for the first time since Prime Minister Theresa May triggered the two-year countdown to Brexit in late March, her counterparts took just minutes as they sat down to lunch in Brussels to approve eight pages of negotiating guidelines hammered out by their diplomats over the past month.
By Michelle Nichols and Lesley Wroughton UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned on Friday that failure to curb North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs could lead to 'catastrophic consequences,' while China and Russia rebuked Washington's threat of military force. The showdown in a meeting of the U.N. Security Council on North Korea highlighted the diplomatic challenges of resolving tensions over Pyongyang, with the Trump administration aggressively pressing Beijing to rein in its ally, and China and Russia pushing back against Washington's rhetoric.
A leather jacket that Hollywood actor Patrick Swayze wore in the film Dirty Dancing has sold for $62,500 (£48,260). Ms Niemi said she wanted to share Swayze's memorabilia with his fans but refused to comment on opposition from Ms Swayze, who described the auction as a "slap in the face". Some of the proceeds from the sale at Julien's Auctions will go to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.
EU leaders have unanimously agreed tough negotiating guidelines for Brexit talks with the UK, suggesting they will demand that Britain agrees on payments to the bloc before considering a new trade deal. The heads of the remaining 27 EU countries agreed to adopt the draft guidelines issued by Donald Tusk last month less than 15 minutes into a special summit in Brussels on Saturday. The European council president tweeted that a “firm and fair political mandate” for the negotiations was now ready.
Britain’s soaring deer population is fuelling the growing problem of Lyme disease, scientists have warned. At the turn of the century there were only around 250 reported cases of lyme disease in the UK each year, but now the NHS says the figure is closer to 3,000 and some charities claim the actual number could be as high as 45,000. The British deer population now stands at around 1.5 million, the highest level it has been for 1,000 years, with numbers doubling since 1999.
It had always been assumed that the Scandinavian climate was too harsh for viticulture. According to the Danish science news site Videnskab.dk. Scientists are analysing two centuries old grape pips discovered at a Viking settlement at Tissø, 61 miles west of Copenhagen. “This is the first discovery and sign of wine production in Denmark, with all that that entails in terms of status and power,” he said.
An American Muslim composer has said he was detained for hours at a New York airport when he returned home from a recent trip to London. Mohammed Fairouz, who has been described as one of the most frequently performed composers of his generation, had travelled from Heathrow to John F Kennedy airport after visiting the UK to record with a British string orchestra. Mr Fairouz, who was born in the US, described how his luggage and laptop were taken away and he was told that he could not use his mobile phone, in a comment piece penned for The Independent.
Ryan Gibbons, 29, of Steven Court, Egerton Road South, Chorlton, Manchester, has also been charged with burglary and aggravated taking without owner's consent. A 15-year-old boy and two men aged 20 and 21 were also arrested on suspicion of murder and burglary. Mr Samwell trained as a naval officer at Britannia Royal Naval College in Devon and spent around a decade in the senior service before leaving in 2014.
Sexual assault, unwanted harassment and inappropriate behaviour at music events are common but incidents are rarely being reported, according to campaigners. A victim called Emily said she was dancing at a gig when a person reached between her thighs and grabbed "really aggressively" at her crotch. On social media, Safe Gigs For Women (SGFW) receives daily tweets from women sharing their stories of unwanted harassment and worst.
A shelter inspired by celebrity adventurer Bear Grylls saved the lives of a father and son when they became lost in the Tasmanian wilderness, police have said. John Ward and his 13-year-old son Stephen survived three days under harsh conditions on the isolated island off the south coast of Australia after becoming disorientated during a hike. Constable Michael Preshaw, of the search and rescue team that found the pair, said he was “amazed they made it that far” and believed the shelter was key to their survival in near-freezing temperatures.
After 100 days of Donald Trump's presidency the first lady Melania Trump is more popular than her husband in opinion polls, a fact he has publicly congratulated her on. In what has always been an ill-defined role Mrs Trump, 47, has begun shaping what kind of first lady she wants to be.
Rihanna doesn't seem too happy about Kylie Jenner dating her ex-boyfriend Travis Scott. Also, did Kendall get plastic surgery? Many fans seem to think so. Plus, did The Weeknd send his ex-girlfriend Bella Hadid's sister Gigi flowers? Found out in Hollyscoop's Moments of the Week!
A tsunami warning has been issued in the wake of an undersea earthquake off the Philippines.
Alexander Blackman - better known as Marine A - has praised his "wife in a million" as he spoke for the first time as a free man since his release from prison. Sgt Blackman, 42, is considering a life outside the Armed Forces for the first time in almost two decades, after his release from prison in the early hours of yesterday having had his conviction for the murder of an injured Taliban fighter quashed. An end in sight... The end of a long and painful wait for a young wife who has been separated from her husband for more than half of her marriage.
Arsene Wenger has reiterated his warning to Tottenham that they face a huge task in competing for the Premier League title once completing their redevelopment of White Hart Lane. Spurs’ new stadium will cost £750million and it was confirmed earlier this month that the club have agreed a £350m loan with HSBC, Goldman Sachs and Merril Lynch to help finance the project. Chairman Daniel Levy plans to raise the rest of the money through a ten-year ground rental agreement with the NFL, a possible stadium naming-rights deal and advanced ticket sales.
The largest vessel on the planet has successfully carried out the world's biggest lift at sea, plucking a 24,000-tonne oil rig platform from the North Sea. Engineers took hours to position the specially-built £2.4bn Pioneering Spirit into place around the Brent Delta platform. In a project which will last 10 years, the firm plans to remove all four oil platforms from the Brent field in the North Sea located 115 miles northeast of the Shetlands.
Months after Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk announced he was digging tunnels in Los Angeles, California, for a futuristic transportation channel, the first look at his Boring Company's underground tunnels has emerged. Then Musk released a concept video showing a brief glimpse of how the end product will look like. The video shows a computer-generated render of a network of underground tunnels that vehicles can access via elevators nested near roadsides.
The execution of Kenneth Williams in the US state of Arkansas on Thursday (27 April) has stirred a controversy after his lawyers called for an inquiry alleging that the lethal injection procedure was "horrifying". Media persons who witnessed the procedure said that the convicted murderer coughed, trembled, lurched and jerked about 15 times after he received the first of three lethal injections. Williams' last words were "I humbly extend my apologies to those families I have senselessly wronged".
Brazil Supreme Court Justice Gilmar Mendes said while businessman Eike Batista's (C) alleged crimes were serious, they did not warrant being jailed during legal proceedings
Philippine marines have killed an Abu Sayyaf extremist commander and a notorious kidnapper who had sailed across the sea border into Malaysia to snatch tourists and sailors for ransom, the military chief said Saturday. Military chief Gen. Eduardo Ano told Associated Press that Alhabsy Misaya was slain in a clash with marines late Friday in the jungles between the towns of Indanan and Parang in Sulu province. "We consider him the most notorious kidnapper from that bandit group and this is a big setback to the Abu Sayyaf," Ano told the AP by telephone.
Drinking alcohol bought in duty free on board planes should be made a criminal offence, according to airlines. Airlines UK - which represents carriers such as British Airways, EasyJet, Thomas Cook and Virgin Atlantic - has told Sky News the move would help reduce incidents of "air rage" fuelled by booze.
"We mortals do not understand you." That's the heartfelt cry from former UN climate chief Christiana Figueres, pleading with scientists to use everyday language to help counter growing public mistrust.